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“Urban Nature” Series highlights poplar tree farm in Gary, IN

03.20.17 | Announcements, In the News
Screenshot from WTTW's Urban Nature

WTTW’s, “Urban Nature,” a 16-part nature series brings viewers to unexpected places in three big cities: Chicago, New York, and San Francisco. Delta’s hybrid poplar tree farm in Gary, Indiana is featured in the”The Intricate Ecology…of Vacant Lots,” episode. Delta is working in partnership with Fresh Coast Capital and the City of Gary to use these fast-growing plants as an…More


Lansing Brewing Company Embraces Scraps to Soil

03.07.17 | In the News

WKAR, Michigan State University’s public radio station, produced a story on Lansing, Michigan’s Scraps to Soil program. The program, conducted by Delta with Live Green Lansing and Hammond Farms, and funded by the Michigan Department of Environmental Control, helps divert restaurant food scraps from landfills and creates compost for local farmers and gardeners. This broadcast covers the program from the…More


Lansing Pilots Food Scrap Program

02.28.17 | In the News

Fox 47 News (WSYM) published an article on the City of Lansing’s pilot food scraps program, Scraps to Soil. The program is being conducted by Live Green Lansing, a city community initiative, in coordination with Delta Institute and Hammond Farms. Since September, over 100 cubic yards of food scraps have been gathered from restaurants in the city. Read more


Rain gardens planned for Hobart

02.17.17 | In the News

This Post-Tribune article talks about how a green infrastructure project we are doing in Hobart, IN will help reduce urban stormwater runoff and pollution by 800,000 gallons annually.


Contractors Get Training Through Steel City Salvage

01.30.17 | In the News

This piece by NWI Times highlights the training Gary contractors are receiving in building deconstruction and materials reuse through Steel City Salvage, a Delta Institute project with funding from the Knight Foundation. The article also highlights the millions of dollars in abandoned materials in blighted Gary homes and another upcoming training this summer.


Deconstruction Underway in Aetna, Gary Neighborhood

01.30.17 | In the News

Lakeshore Public Radio’s Chris Nolte and Delta’s Eve Pytel discuss Steel City Salvage in an episode of Regionally Speaking, a radio/podcast program covering Northwest Indiana. The conversation covers how deconstruction and re-purposing of material is beneficial for the local economy, employment, and the community. Also discussed is the project’s future expansion from the Aetna neighborhood to communities across Gary.